# How To Reference A Cell In Another Workbook And Return Cell Value And Comment

Nov 2, 2012

What is the best way to reference a cell in another workbook and return the cell contents and the comment on that cell. I would like the comment to come across as a comment in the new workbook becuase the comment is actually a picture.

Hope this makes sense. I did find a macro through googling but I couldn't get it to work? I don't really want to copy and paste because eventually I have hundreds of sheets & thousands of cells to refer to.?

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## Return Value From Cell Comment?

Aug 20, 2014

I'm using a function at the moment to copy the comment text from cells, but would like to Change it a Little. At the Moment I have:

[Code]...

There are 3 Basic Groups that the comments refer to, eg: If a comment is a 1,4,11,14 it's Group A. 2,5,12,15 are Group B, etc...

## Auto Generate A Comment Box Based On A Cell Value That Has Variable Reference Cells

Jan 30, 2010

I have been given the following code and it works great. I now need to adapt it to the following scenario: In the attached sheet, the user has to select either, "Suburban" or "Squad" in row 5. If the user selects, "Suburban" I need this script to compare the values they enter in a given row to the value in column "B".
If the user selects, "Squad" I need this script to compare the values they enter in a given row to the value in column "C".

Look at row 48, for example. If the user enters, "Suburban" in cell D5 then the value they enter in cell D48 should equal "1". If it does not equal "1" then it should proceed with the adding of a comment. Conversely, if the user enters, "Squad" in cell D5 then the value the enter in cell D48 should equal "2". If it does not equal "2" then it should proceed with the adding of a comment.

## How To Match A Cell Data With A Range Of Cells And Return Cell Reference In Another Cell

Dec 12, 2012

i want to match a cell data with a range of cells and if matches return the cell reference in another cell

## Return Cell Value 30 Cells After Reference Cell

Apr 1, 2014

I want to find the cells 30 past the reference cell and the corresponding value:

i.e. =Sheet1!D312 to =Sheet1!D342 (=Sheet1!D(312+30))

or

=Sheet1!D312 to =Sheet1!E312

is there a way to automate this without having to manually edit each formula?

## Cell Reference Or Adjacent Cell Return

Apr 5, 2008

I have a formula that searches through a couple columns, and based on some criteria on those columns, it returns a value. The criteria looks at the dates in a given week, finds the earliest date, and then the largest value for all entries of the same date. So, I do not know what this vale is going to be in advance. In any case, Let's call this value1. This is all working fine!

Now, what I need to do is grab the value in an adjacent column to the left(same row) and add that to value1. Let's call this adjacent column value, value2. I was thinking that I could use the OFFSET function in this way, OFFSET(cell reference of value1, 0, -1) to return value2.

But this requires that I can get a cell reference for Value1. I cannot find out how to get a cell reference. I saw some VBA code to search and return cell references, but it assumed that you know what value you are looking for, and I do not know that in advance.

## Return Cell Reference Of Cell With Specified Value

Jun 30, 2007

the formula which will return the cell reference of the cell that contains a specified value

eg

if column A has values 1-10 in order, b1 has the value 5, then what formula can i input in c1 that will give me the cell reference in the range in column A which contains the value in column B? (the result of the formula in c1 would be A5 in this example)

## Cell Reference Return Blank Or Zero?

Jun 15, 2013

In sheet2 I've many numeric value.

In sheet1, A1: =Sheet2!B12 which returns 0 (zero) though B12 of sheet2 is the result of =sum(B1:B11) i.e 660. But if in sheet1 A1=Sheet2!D12 or any other cell in sheet2 instead of B12, A1 gives correct result. That means cell A1 itself is not a problem. I checked format of B12 which is number format.

## VBA: Vlookup And Return Cell Reference

Nov 11, 2008

i am trying to write some code to analyse a weightlifting movement that occurs 3 times. In particular there is a part of the macro where the user will input the start and end time of the movement using input boxes (to only select relevant data).

I want to then use a vlookup function to search for the start and end times in a range (1 column) in the time range and return the cell reference of these so i can select only these values and either create a graph or do more analysis. My code for this particular part so far looks like:

## Match & Return Cell Reference

Jun 16, 2006

I have a column of data in column and a column of data in column F. The data in column F is exactly the same as column C but in a different order. Is there a way to match column C to Column F and return the matching cell references for column C & F in column G & H? i.e. If the word Help appears in C27 and F40, match the two words and return C27 in G27 AND F40 IN H27. All of the values are unique (I hope).

## Reference Cell & Only Return X Characters

Oct 20, 2006

how I would go about referencing a cell on another worksheet to return only the last so many characters from the data in that cell. EG:

Sheet 1 cell A3 contains the number (stored as text) 12345678
Sheet 1 cell A4 contains the number (stored as text) 98765432

On Sheet 2 I want to put into cell B2 5678 (the last four characters from the data in Sheet 1 A3.) Also on Sheet 2 I want to put into cell B3 5432.

## Return Cell Reference Of Large Formula

Jul 23, 2008

I am creating a summary financial sheet in Excel 2003, Win XP. It needs to show the top 10 sales variances from a large data list, along with the associated department.

I can bring in the top 10 largest variances using Large(array,k), but because variances are either positive or negative, I'm not really showing the true top 10. To fix this I can use absolute values via Large(abs(array),k) but then I don't know how to convert the value back to its original sign (positive or negative).

If I could somehow get the cell reference that the Large(abs(array),k) formula points to, I could do something like this:

=Large(abs(array),k) * (Large Cell Reference/Large Cell Reference)

I'm afraid to use the address function because of duplicate sales variances. I often have several variances of with same value, so I might not truly be pulling the address that the large(abs(array),k) is pointing to.

## Find Cell Value In Another Workbook & Return Adjacent Cell

Aug 12, 2008

I am trying to complete these steps:

Take a value from AK59 from the "EQF" tab in a file called "QuoteMaster.xls"

Use that value to find match in column "A" in a Seperate workbook "ITMSTR.xls" on the "Sheet1" tab

Offset to the right 1 cell of the found value, take back to the "QuoteMaster.xls" and put in cell "AN59"

My code comes up with no errors, it opens the file and closes is as shown, but it doesn't copy the value over for whatever reason...

## Autoupdate Cell Comment Based On Cell Input / Dynamic Cell Comments?

Aug 16, 2013

I'm wondering if it is at all possible to have a cell comment automatically update depending on what data is input in the cell (via user input, VLOOKUP, etc.)?

For example, if cell A1 contains the text "CHARLES" with a comment saying "Employee of the Month", and is then subsequently updated with the new text "JOHN" (again, via direct input, a VLOOKUP, data validation, etc.) is there a way to have the comment automatically update to say something else, such as "Team Lead" for example?

I've considered using VBA to accomplish my goal, but am unsure how to compose an effective code to do so. I've also considered perhaps creating a named table filled with all the different comment possibilities I would like to have used in this cell and then inputting a formula in either cell A1, or the comment contained therein, that would then call the corresponding text from that table based on the data in cell A1. Honestly, I'm not sure that what I'm trying to do is even possible;

## Return Cell Reference From Multi-Column Lookup

Dec 13, 2006

i just want to use vlookup and hlookup to give me the row and column headings for 30 to 40 sesor at a time.... but i keep getting #n/a whenever the functions meet a table of more than one column! (reduced workbook attached)

it should surely be simple to get this data - but i've struggled to no avail. I thought that having the four separate worksheets was the problem - but i haven't had any look even when i dump the data into a single worksheet!

i basically just want excel to return the cell reference of a sensor number which exists in a table. sometimes a sensor can appear more than once, but its not very common and i could happily work around that by doing the manual search (ctrl f, find all).

any advice would be very much appreciated, i'm struggling and the number of sensors i need to test will increase in the coming months.. please help!

should i even be using vlookup and hlookup? ive tried all the other excel functions, but they don't seem to be useful?

## Excel 2007 :: Formula To Return First Cell Reference In Another Cell Formula

Oct 1, 2011

Version: Excel 2007 WinXP

I'm basically looking for something almost like an inverse function to INDIRECT. This function would first look at a cell's formula as a text string, parse out the first valid cell reference in A1 format, and return that cell as a text string.

Detail: I have a spreadsheet with cells that point to other values. I would like to get only the row number from the first cell reference in the formula residing in a given cell. For example:

Suppose A1 has the formula =AL267. and A2 has the formula =SUM(AL94:AL235)

I would like a formula in B1 that returns the text string, "AL267" so that I would know this is the first reference.

Ideally it could be dragged down to B2 such that it returns the text string "AL94" (and not "AL235") because AL94 is the first cell reference in A2's

Currently I am copying the formulas after hitting ctl+` and pasting that text into a text editor, followed by text operations to manipulate the results into the desired values. Any solution that didn't involve going out to notepad.

## Reference To Cell In Another Workbook

Jul 18, 2014

I have a work book, it copies a cell reference from a work sheet in workbook2 to workbook1

It then selects next work sheet in each page and then triggers the code again.

My problem is i want the following piece of code to work.....what should i put in where it says "activeworksheet"

[Code] ......

## Cell Reference For Workbook Name

Aug 7, 2009

I am trying to write a formula that will pick the data out of a closed workbook.

Indirect works but it doesnt help because the workbook needs to be open and there are literaly hundreds of workbooks to sort thru.

Is there a way other than find and replace to have a formula pull data from a specific cell in another workbook, based on say cell A1 or A110?

## Dragging Down Reference To Another Workbook Cell

Jan 23, 2014

I have a master workbook that I reference data from hundreds of excels on.

I am trying to reference the cell "BU7" that has the workbook name (NT-13-001) in it, to reference sheet name "Purchase Order" at cell "H13".

Next line I would like to reference the cell "BU8" that has the workbook name (NT-13-002) in it, to reference sheet name "Purchase Order" at cell "H13".

The computer path is K:FRG TOOL REQ2013NT FormsNT-13-001

This is the formula I have tried... I have also attempted the INDIRECT function & Hyperlink GO TO.

=IFERROR('K:FRG TOOL REQ2013NT Forms["&DU7&".xlsx]Purchase Order'!\$H\$13,"")

## Formula With Cell To Reference Other Workbook?

Mar 19, 2014

So finally got my sumrpod working using this formula

=SUMPRODUCT(1*('Q:Documents13-14 FCGP CONTRACTING13-14 TrackingSouthPac - Team Use Only[South Pac Load Tracker - MAR14.xlsm]SPECIALS TEAM NZ'!\$C8:\$C10000=A5))

Is there a way i can link 'Q:Documents13-14 FCGP CONTRACTING13-14 TrackingSouthPac - Team Use Only[South Pac Load Tracker - MAR14.xlsm] to a cell so that when the next months tracker is created and the filename changes i simply change the filename in the cell which im using to reference the filepath/filename.

e.g A1 = South Pac Load Tracker - MAR14.xlsm

Formula would read =SUMPRODUCT(1*('Q:Documents13-14 FCGP CONTRACTING13-14 TrackingSouthPac - Team Use Only[' & a1 & ;]SPECIALS TEAM NZ'!\$C8:\$C10000=A5))

## Reference Workbook And Sheet From A Cell Using VBA

Aug 19, 2009

Is it possible for the VBA code to capture the open workbook name and sheet name from a cell?

I've been trying to tweak this ...

## VBA To Activate Workbook With Reference To Name In Cell

Jul 9, 2012

i need a VBA code to activate workbook (which is already opened) with reference to name in cell A1

in Cell A1 is "masterworksheet.xls"

## Reference Worksheet Cell In Workbook

Aug 12, 2006

I have recently learned a little about Excel. Enough to be able to do our payroll for my company on it. My question is: On the 1st page of my workbook, is my quarterly report which shows all taxes, social security, and medicare we hold out each payday for each employee. The rest of the worksheets are for each employee. How do I have each employees withholdings automatically go to my quarterly report page?

## Reference Cell Of Another Open Workbook

Jun 11, 2008

I would like to know the proper syntax for recalling the value of a cell in another workbook. For example, I want a variable in my code to equal cell(1,1) in sheet1 of workbook1.xls.

## Reference Cell From Another Workbook With Part Of Location?

Feb 20, 2014

I have the following formula/array:

='fake folder location[2013-004.xlsx]MgmtRpt'!\$A\$4

Now this works perfectly fine, but I am wondering if it is possible to replace 2013-004 so that it reads the text from a cell on that sheet to complete the file name.

Example:

A
B

1
2013-004
='fake folder location[2013-004.xlsx]MgmtRpt'!\$A\$4

I want to replace the 2013-004 in B1 with text from A1. I have tried multiple methods but it just always assumes it is part of the file name or breaks the formula.

## Absolute Cell Reference In Hyperlink Within Same Workbook?

Jul 12, 2013

I have a workbook with many tabs and within those tabs there are many hyperlinks to other areas within the same workbook. When I add or delete lines or rows, the corresponding hyperlinks do not stay with the changed cell. Is there any way to make the cell reference in a hyperlink an absolute similar to how you do with a formula?

## Link To External Workbook From Cell Reference

Nov 24, 2011

I've got a field where I enter the current month, from this I derive a file path which is stored in A4.

ie: A1 = '01/11/2011' (UK Date format)

A4 = '\myserverdirectory20111111MyFile.xls'

What I'm trying to achieve is to then have a link in cell A6 that will link to the file in A4. I can specify my cell reference as this will never change, just the file path.

So, if I changed A1 to '01/12/2011' my A4 changes to '\myserverdirectory20111211MyFile.xls'

I'm trying to set A6 to something like ="&\$A\$A4&"!B1 to get the value of B1 on my referenced sheet.

## Activate Open Workbook From Cell Reference

Aug 20, 2008

activate an open workbook based on the workbook name that is typed into a cell that is a named range?

So, I keep wanting to do this:
Windows.Activate Filename:=Range("MyRange")

Because this works:
Workbooks.Open Filename:=Range("MyRange")

## Reference Data Validation Cell From Another Workbook

Sep 17, 2008

I'm trying to link a range of cells in one workbook to a range in another workbook, both in a network drive. Everything is working out well except for the cells that have a data validation list on them. the formula linking one cell is ='G:Destination To[Workbook2.xls]SheetX!B13 so I'm just trying to get the value in the cell. I don't need the validation list to transfer just the value of what was selected. If I go to that cell and type something in then it transfers over just fine. If the validation list was used in Workbook2 then I get a #N/A in Workbook1 that is linking to the Workbook2 cell.

How can I link the cell with a data validation list in it to a cell in another workbook so that I can get the data in the cell (whatever was selected from the validation list)?......

## Add COUNTIF To Cell & Reference Closed Workbook

Jul 27, 2007

i'm trying to do a COUNTIF from an open workbook. The range I want for it is in another workbook, which I do not want to have open every time I run the macro.

This is my current
Sub cellLink()
Sheets("Calls In-Out Trend").Range("ag18").Formula = _
"=COUNTIF('C:***[*.xls]sheet name'I:I, QXO)"
End Sub

editthe range is just so I can see if it's giving the right values, the range won't be like that once I get it working. I'll probably be using logic statements to place them in the appropriate cells. The * is just me taking out the directory names, its on the desktop)

It can copy cell values from another unopened workbook, but when I try to put in COUNTIF it doesn't want to compile/run the script.

That's basically the question. Here's some background and my aim:

I'm scanning row I:I for certain keywords which I then count up and put into corresponding columns of a chart.

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